- I shopped at The Grocery Outlet after dropping my son at school yesterday. Among other things, I picked up a bag of 99¢ mixed produce from their clearance shelf that included five apples and five tangerines. I also brought home some guest cottage food leftovers that included an egg, a carton of herbed cream cheese, most of a half-gallon of milk and half a lemon. The tenants had been from another country and they left behind a pile of American coins which has been added to my Found Change Challenge jar.
- I washed all my family’s bed pillows in the washer and dryer rather than buy new ones. They were looking mighty sad and now they’re all fresh, clean and perky again. Hooray for fixing what’s already manufactured rather than creating new stuff from virgin materials!
- My older son is having his wisdom teeth out next week, and I’m going to take his prescription to Costco today to have his meds ready ahead of time in a frugal manner. Poor guy, he’s having all four out in a single day. (Plus. I’ll fill up the Prius with the cheapest gasoline in town.) Again . . . poor guy.
- Although I continue to spend nothing on anything that couldn’t be categorized as necessary, (pending college expenses, you know?) I did take my son to Popeye’s the other day. This particular guy looooves fried chicken, and the $5 I spent was worth at least $10 of joy to him. He kept talking about how it was the “best food I’ve ever eaten,” and he savored every bite of his chicken, biscuit and sides. We rarely get fast food, which makes it all the more special.
- I didn’t buy a Lear Jet.
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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